Dec 5, 2013 3:00am EST
. that is at a time when the u.k. is the best-performing economy. manus cranny is standing by. jonathan ferro joins us. the data is ahead of the chinese statement and it makes the position look good. brand and ittrong is about this recovery and a triple that recession. andomes on a strong backing there are questions around the housing he will talk about the growth and deficit. there is another measure of austerity. it is not going away and it is about not giving anything away at this junction. >> we had some leaks. will there be any surprises? surprise. whether it is the housing market , where the exemption might come the issues of foreign ownership. something and spell out property for foreign owners. there is a leak. the housing will be a contentious issue, francine. issueill come in on this on the owner side. that is quite a bit of a long graph. >> yes. it certainly is. let's turn to jonathan ferro. what can we expect today? higher in the ecb is not so bright because they have one percent growth in the next year. they are below the target. they have a projection and you could see it a long way off.
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am EST
warms up for next summer's event. our jonathan ferro, a big football fan is all over the story. >> today is the day we find out who is playing who and crucially where they will be playing those games. today they will go on the internet tonight, book their flights and hotels and hopefully secure some of those tickets. this is big business. 00,000 visitors expected to go into brazil for the world cup. >> jon, the draw comes at a time when most people are wondering when the stadiums will be a lot safer and when they will be finished. >> it is, francine. certainly. this is meant to be the time that brazil came on the the international stage, showed off their infrastructure, shiny, brand new, upgraded stadiums. meant to be finished at the end of this month. big problem. many won't be. delivering the weakest growth. you have a rising middle class asking for more from their government. there were protests. a lot of people in that country wondering who why their country is spending just over $3 billion on stadiums when people need a lot more help. if you wonder if that is lot of money, it is. i
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
and revise its italian factories. jonathan ferro joins us now with the details. big money, big focus on the romeo. marks like alfa >> it is not just about upscale and luxury, it is about the cars and fiat that are actually selling, the 500, the alfa romeo that has mass is potential at the luxury end of things and the maserati as well. u.s. selling more in the than anywhere else. it is about made in italy and it looks like it is going to be about sold in the united states. has beent in europe doing so badly and they have had to cut jobs within italy itself heard good news because they're actually leveraging the luxury branding that goes with the identity of italy. that is where these cars are going to be, at the high-end. let's be honest, the 500 is not the lecture end. it is considered cool and premium. they're going to leverage that. >> definitely cool. the ceo is considered the enfant terrible of carmakers. is making these high-end cars stylish to sell in the united states and then europe. >> would cars to make? you make the cars of the higher margins and absorb the higher costs. y